The Bustard Inn Restaurant in Lincolnshire – Restaurants in South Rauceby, Sleaford


The Bustard Inn

Bar & Restaurant

"Wonderful food, great friendly staff, beautiful British pub"

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Eve (Tripadvisor), March 2022

Excellent dishes
We recently dined at the Bustard and enjoyed an excellent a la carte meal superbly cooked and presented. My main meal was the sea bream, which was so delicious and my husband enjoyed the succulent venison. All rounded off with one of their tasty desserts. The staff were very attentive and we… Read more “Eve (Tripadvisor), March 2022”

Nick F, March 2022

We were looked after fantastically well from the moment we arrived, with our waitress directing us to a private room for the 6 of us so that my mother, who was in a wheelchair, could have easier access and a quieter table. Service was attentive throughout and the food very good. I would strongly recommend… Read more “Nick F, March 2022”

Marion, March 2022

My Son and I always enjoy our Sunday Lunch here. The Chef is amazing and produces such deliciously tasting food and I can’t believe he can achieve so many flavours on the same plate, just wonderful ! Well done to Lesley and all the staff.

Maria, March 2022

Lesley and the wait staff were welcoming and friendly, and the food was delicious – a perfect way to celebrate mum’s 70th birthday. We will certainly book again. Thank you!

Tarney M (Tripadvisor), March 2022

Way Too Tastey !!!
Our fourth visit to try out the new menu and we cant believe they have yet again outdone themselves. The starters were a delight of flavours…the Jacobs ladder an absolute treat on the taste buds. Our mains of the chicken and venison was just outstanding with the amount of attention… Read more “Tarney M (Tripadvisor), March 2022”

Mark H (Tripadvisor), March 2022

Absolutely amazing food and staff
Had an anniversary meal here and omg the food was amazing my steak was cooked to my exact requirement (blue) obviously and the chips were amazing they were massive and a big chip is a nice chip. The truffle butter and the peppercorn sauce were on another level so… Read more “Mark H (Tripadvisor), March 2022”

Richard, February 2022

This was our first visit to The Bustard and my partner and I were very impressed with the whole experience. All the staff were very friendly and attentive. The food was cooked as we wanted (neither of us like pink meat!). We will definitely be back.

Desmond, February 2022

Excellent service, first class. Extremely impressed, catered fior our every need. If you haven’t dined there before, please do – you won’t be disappointed.

RCB90 (Tripadvisor), February 2022

Visited as an early birthday treat. Food was absolutely brilliant and the front of house team looked after us very well – will definitely be back again soon.

Cara, January 2022

We visited for Sunday lunch with our one year old, it’s always daunting visiting a nice restaurant with a baby in tow but we could not have been made to feel more welcome. The owner and staff kept him well entertained throughout. All three courses were beautiful, great portions too, I was full for the… Read more “Cara, January 2022”

Jacky, January 2022

First time there and we definitely will be coming back. Everyone was so nice and friendly. Beautifully decorated inside.

John C, January 2022

Had a super evening with friends. As the restaurant was quite busy for a Thursday, we were put in the “snug” which was perfect. Great surroundings with excellent service. Very tasty food and drink. Will comer again. Keep up the great work.

Gina E (Tripadvisor), December 2021

A must !!!!!
10 out of 10. The owner is lovely and so welcoming. 12 of us arrived however no food was on but the lady knew the children were hungry so the chef put on some chips. Our next stay to Lincoln we will be booking for food here as it was an… Read more “Gina E (Tripadvisor), December 2021”

Jason W (Tripadvisor), December 2021

Warm, welcoming and wonderful!
The Bustard is a fantastic pub in the heart of South Rauceby, a few miles outside of Sleaford. The building is fantastic and the ambience inside warm an d welcoming. As are the fantastic staff.
I recently dined with my Wife for a week day lunch and the food… Read more “Jason W (Tripadvisor), December 2021”

RJWKGH (Tripadvisor), November 2021

Wonderful food!
We recently returned here for our annual wedding anniversary meal having got married there 3 years previously. Lesley is the most wonderful, friendly host, as are all the staff but the food is the real star of the show here.
The new menu is just fantastic and of an incredibly high… Read more “RJWKGH (Tripadvisor), November 2021”

Giles B (Tripadvisor), November 2021

Fantastic food and great service.
Yet again the food was fantastic and the service great too. A real treat to find such a great restaurant!

Cydney D (Tripadvisor), October 2021

The best food in Lincolnshire. I went to the Bustard Inn for the first time recently and all i can say is WOW.
The food was amazing, along with the service. The wood pigeon was delicious and my steak was cooked to perfection. Not forgetting the white chocolate dessert. Great atmosphere and what a… Read more “Cydney D (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

DerekJB (Tripadvisor), October 2021

Wow an amazing evening , and fantastic food. Visited the Bustard for my Birthday and all I can say is omg what fantastic staff and the food is phenomenal and prepared with care and attention to detail that I have only had in a Michelin star restaurant. Josh is an amazing chef and I look… Read more “DerekJB (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

Rob D (TripAdvisor), October 2021

Super experience all round! Very good dining, exceptional service. Above all a really nice blend of smart dining but in a really relaxed setting. They’ve achieved a really good balance between making a visit feel special but without making it too formal, i.e: you’re very much able to relax but it’s still a restaurant worth… Read more “Rob D (TripAdvisor), October 2021”

Carolesg (Tripadvisor), October 2021

Great Seasonal Food, Lovely Setting The building is lovely, the interior beautiful. The menu is quite pared down but that’s usually a good sign and we weren’t disappointed. They use seasonal ingredients, from quality suppliers with recipes designed by skilful chefs. The staff were very welcoming and the food was faultless. I’d thoroughly recommend a… Read more “Carolesg (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

ChrisBoston (Tripadvisor), October 2021

First visit to this place, it will not be the last! Wow. Wow. Wow. What a place to eat. Great menu, and exceptional tastes to the food and great service. We liked the menu, the choices available and the help to d code was appreciated. All of the food and content was fully explained as… Read more “ChrisBoston (Tripadvisor), October 2021”

TFC1966 (Tripadvisor), October 2021

Wonderful new menu! We tried the wonderful new menu at The Bustard Inn. Our verdict – delicious food beautifully presented in a delightful setting and served by attentive staff. Top of the class!

Sara, October 2021

All the staff were lovely and very kind- especially our server (Lesley, I believe). The food was absolutely wonderful and the atmosphere of the building beautiful. We will be back very soon!

Carol, October 2021

We had afternoon tea here for Dad’s wake. The food was absolutely superb and the service impeccable. Lesley & her team were warm, welcoming and extremely helpful – creating the best possible atmosphere for an occasion such as this. If you’re looking for a venue to celebrate a special occasion I would highly recommend choosing… Read more “Carol, October 2021”

Sandpersand (Tripadvisor), September 2021

A definite must if you’re in Lincolnshire. We found this restaurant by chance whilst travelling through Lincolnshire on holiday.
The gardens were lovely as we walked through from the car park and the restaurant was spacious, airy and beautifully presented.
From the moment we walked through the door the staff made us feel… Read more “Sandpersand (Tripadvisor), September 2021”

PNeils (Tripadvisor), September 2021

What a fabulous place… From making the telephone call and booking the table, to leaving the Bustard after a totally fabulous meal this has to be one of our BEST experiences by far. Lesley and her team made us feel welcome, and the pub itself is full of character and charm and immaculately kept, in… Read more “PNeils (Tripadvisor), September 2021”

Roy, September 2021

Another excellent lunch with lovely, smiling staff.

Alex, September 2021

First time we’ve visited The Bustard Inn and it was everything we expected it would be. Relaxing atmosphere and delicious food. Staff really helpful and knowledgable. We will be back soon.

Lorna and David Boyne (Tripadvisor), July 2021

Every course a delight We went to the Bustard Inn last night for our anniversary. The atmosphere, the greeting from the staff and the seating was second to none. The food was absolutely amazing. Difficult choices to be made when ordering. I had to take a picture of each course presented to share with family… Read more “Lorna and David Boyne (Tripadvisor), July 2021”

Kara Bates (Google), July 2021

Rang on the off chance hoping for a table en route from
Norfolk to see a friend in Derbyshire and a lovely helpful lady sorted us out. Great to come back again after having met friends here before and be served by friendly, professional waiters, beautiful surroundings, inspired menu. The food was heavenly, looked… Read more “Kara Bates (Google), July 2021”

Ralph Bacon (Google), June 2021

Friendly, helpful staff from booking a table to paying the final bill. Server was a real comedian, offering me “slightly smaller lunchtime portions” – as if! But good to know. I think she was suggesting I could lose some weight. Yes, the food was excellent, albeit at a slightly higher overall cost than expected, it… Read more “Ralph Bacon (Google), June 2021”

seanmccarthy1 (Tripadvisor), June 2021

We’ve been waiting patiently for covid to allow us to return to our favourite restaurant, we were not disappointed. Always friendly and efficient service, food is of amazing quality and presentation. Made to feel comfortable with covid safety measures, lots of cleaning of high touch areas going on which was good to see. Without doubt,… Read more “seanmccarthy1 (Tripadvisor), June 2021”

Steve, June 2021

Excellent food and service. We were made to feel very safe, the staff were polite and timely.

Debbie, June 2021

The food was absolutely outstandingly good I can honestly say the food was just as good as any of the top restaurants that I’ve eaten in across the globe. If you want wonderful food you need to book you will not be disappointed. Lady who owns it was wonderful we will be back.

Jane, June 2021

We had a really lovely evening with excellent food, and a relaxed atmosphere. The staff worked hard to put everyone at their ease despite the current restrictions. Chef catered well for my husbands food intolerance, and we will definitely return very soon.

Karen, May 2021

Thank you for an absolutely delicious lunch in your beautiful garden. As always you were all friendly but professional and took good care of us. You made us feel comfortable and relaxed and we look forward to our next visit.

Joanne, May 2021

A fantastic dining experience with beautifully prepared and presented food. Number one choice for us in Lincolnshire.

Ed, May 2021

We had a delicious roast pork Sunday lunch. The sun was out the garden was a beautiful space for eating al fresco and the service was very friendly and efficient. Highly recommend this lovely village pub.

TrickyDicky81 (Tripadvisor), May 2021

Vegan options that are far more than an afterthought
Two vegan options on the menu – both of which were outstanding; the miso cauliflower steak was off the charts delicious! Clearly a very talented chef working here. Service was friendly and attentive, setting really nice too. This is the second time we have eaten… Read more “TrickyDicky81 (Tripadvisor), May 2021”

Anne K (Tripadvisor), May 2021

We’d been waiting a few months to book lunch here! Today we had a delicious 3-course lunch with good beer. The menu is varied and interesting and the food doesn’t disappoint – well presented and lovely flavours. The owner and staff are professional, efficient and friendly.

jubar69 (Tripadvisor), May 2021

We visited on the first day of opening following a lengthy lockdown due to COVID and was very impressed. I would expect a few mistakes after being ‘out of practice’ for such a long time (7 months) but there was none. Every one of the staff were very efficient and things went very smoothly. The… Read more “jubar69 (Tripadvisor), May 2021”

Richard, November 2020

Our party of four adults really enjoyed our Sunday lunch. The service was excellent, the food delicious, and the adherence to Covid rules very strict, so we felt safe. Keep up the good work.

Christopher, November 2020

An amazing Sunday dinner again – the Bustard Inn is definitely the best place we have a found to eat on a Sunday. Will be coming back as soon as the lockdown has finished.

Sarah M (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Delicious Sunday Lunch, very covid safe!
We ate here for Sunday lunch last week. The food was absolutely delicious, With two vegetarians in the family and a limited menu for lunch, we felt we had a good choice and both enjoyed the miso aubergine dish and the ravioli, and we have never eaten such… Read more “Sarah M (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

TFC1966 (TripAdvisor), October 2020

‘One Pot Wonder’ dinner
Wonderful dinner at The Bustard Inn this evening. The Thursday ‘One Pot Wonder’ theme is rightly proving to be extremely popular. Very competitively priced, superb quality food and wine, with friendly and attentive staff – all delivered in a safe environment. Well done to Lesley and her team!

Shaunkarenw (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Official meal as Mr & Mrs Wheeler
Lesley and her staff have again surpassed themselves, we attended to celebrate our first meal as a married couple and there is no better place than to celebrate at our favourite restaurant the staff are always friendly and professional and the food is always amazing, thank you… Read more “Shaunkarenw (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

KJC40 (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Another Outstanding Meal!! Another outstanding meal at The Bustard Inn. Lesley and all the staff are always friendly and welcoming and we cannot recommend this place enough. Food is amazing and even although we eat there fairly regularly, there is always something new to try. This restaurant is definitely deserving of… Read more “KJC40 (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

karen_el_howard (TripAdvisor), October 2020

Delicious, Safe and Friendly Our first trip out to eat inside for many months. The Bustard Inn has never disappointed and the food was absolutely delicious. The service was very friendly and the whole ambience was just beautifully done. All Covid precautions were thoughtfully managed and we felt very safe and… Read more “karen_el_howard (TripAdvisor), October 2020”

Denise, October 2020

Had a really lovely evening, thank you! The food was outstanding, the best I’ve had for a long time. Felt very safe Covid wise. Everything had been done that could be, but the service and atmosphere were just as good as always. So glad you’re able to keep going in these difficult times.

Gerry Walsh, October 2020

Despite Covid restrictions the Bustard provided us with excellent service and contributed to an excellent evening at our local pub.

Nicholas, October 2020

Great food, great service! Very sensible COVID measures in place. If you’re at all nervous about going to a pub, don’t be!

Kevin Brown, September 2020

A really warm reception, excellently attended to and talked through the new COVID restrictions and what and why things are different. Evident a lot of thought, planning, time and effort has gone into that alone. The service was super and the food was the first day of a new menu. The food was exceptional, very… Read more “Kevin Brown, September 2020”

Honest_Joe2014 (TripAdvisor), September 2020

Very, very nicely done Visited for Sunday Lunch with a friend yesterday and we were extremely impressed on every level, as despite all the Covid regulations, we had a wonderful, relaxed and enjoyable meal. The food was excellent, beginning to end it was all extremely good, my pressed Pork Cheek starter… Read more “Honest_Joe2014 (TripAdvisor), September 2020”

Natty0103 (TripAdvisor), September 2020

Lovely pub, lovely staff, fabulous food We have been to The Bustard for many post Dog walk drinks in the past and often commented on how delicious the Sunday lunches look. After seeing a full beer garden last weekend we decided to book in and have a post Dog walk lunch… Read more “Natty0103 (TripAdvisor), September 2020”

Sarah Smith, September 2020

We enjoyed another delicious meal at the Bustard. The food as always was excellent with a wonderful blend of flavours and beautiful presentation. There was a warm welcome from the staff, with excellent service throughout the evening. A lot of thought has gone into enabling social distancing but this did not detract from the conviviality… Read more “Sarah Smith, September 2020”

Nigel, September 2020

Went for my partner’s birthday meal and I have to say the meal and atmosphere was fantastic. The service was brilliant and they really made the evening special for her. Would highly recommend it. Thank you all.

Paul Weeks, September 2020

Excellent food and service provided by the friendly staff at this delightful restaurant

Susan Hart, September 2020

We had the Sunday roast and it was beautiful. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend The Bustard.

Craig, August 2020

Absolutely lovely afternoon at the Bustard in a stunning setting that is the restaurant garden. We were greeted with such positivity and a clear explanation of the arrangements put us at ease and looking forward to a pleasant experience. The staff were all very polite, dedicated and committed to making everything as good as it… Read more “Craig, August 2020”

Sue, August 2020

Welcome back and thanks to all for a very pleasant meal. Congratulations on setting up such a user-friendly booking system to meet current needs. We felt very safe and looked after; given the circumstances we find ourselves in and we will see you again soon.

Sandra Hilton, August 2020

The booking process was very easy and Lesley rang to confirm the afternoon before our visit that we were happy with the arrangements.
The Bustard Inn is beautifully styled and has a great atmosphere. The management and staff were very professional and incredibly friendly, we felt very welcome indeed. The food was just perfect,… Read more “Sandra Hilton, August 2020”

Amy, August 2020

Staff are very friendly, coping very well with covid-19 social distancing regulations and still serving excellent food.

Lisa Gurney, August 2020

We had an amazing time, as we always do and were so pleased to be able to come back – we’ve missed you all x

Irene Hughes, August 2020

It was my first time at the Bustard! I was very impressed with everything.

Margaret, August 2020

A beautiful Inn
Wonderful atmosphere
Excellent food
Beautiful relaxed interior and garden
Great team who attend to your every need.
5 stars

Joanne Davison, August 2020

We had lunch in the garden on the second day open following the closure due to cvd. The food, service and atmosphere was great as ever.

Martin, August 2020

Great to be back, lovely table in the garden with excellent food and good friendly service.

Ian, August 2020

So friendly and attentive. Lovely food and location. Great option for a lunch with family or friends.

Lauraine, July 2020

Really well organised, felt safe and well looked after. We ate in the garden and it was lovely. Food was delicious as ever and the service was great. Thank you.

Steven, March 2020

My wife and I had a lovely meal this weekend in The Bustard Inn. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food and drink are of a high quality and very reasonably priced.
Both the restaurant area and the bar area are great for having a meal. The log fire was on this weekend… Read more “Steven, March 2020”

Dick Strawbridge, March 2020

Lovely place, Amber was absolutely amazing, really attentive and made us all chuckle, a little diamond!

Andy Dykes, March 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed Sunday lunch at the Bustard Inn yesterday! Whitebait starter was lovely, particularly the spicy tartar sauce, we then both went for the beef and Yorkshire etc. One pink, the other well done, both available and both delicious! The vegetables were excellent! (only comment would be please could you offer serrated knives for the… Read more “Andy Dykes, March 2020”

Claire, March 2020

Lovely meal, fillet steak was cooked perfectly. Staff friendly and service good.

P6619JZemmal (TripAdvisor), March 2020

Great food and service
Fantastic service from Amber complimented by wonderful local food prepared to an exceptionally high standard.

Derek Johnson-Brown, March 2020

Both our meals were delicious and the staff were friendly and very professional.

John Crabtree, February 2020

Excellent service, and excellent food. Will be back.

Jenny Wain, February 2020

Super first class staff, the food and wine was spot on too, I had the beef cheek. Whenever I visit my mum I always want to take her to the best restaurant in the region. And you guys are it.

Abi, February 2020

Amazing food, lovely staff, great meal. Thank you!

Steven, February 2020

Very friendly atmosphere, fantastic food and overall a lovely restaurant.

Elton, February 2020

Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020. Perfect Sunday lunch in lovely surroundings with attentive staff.

Owen Tate-Wyeth, February 2020

Once again we had a fabulous meal and great service. We’ll be back!

Lisa, February 2020

Lovely Lincolnshire pub! I’ve been here eight times now and have always had great service and lovely food.

Christine T (TripAdvisor), February 2020

Delicious food, friendly and welcoming host and staff
We had dinner here in a lovely dining room on 4th February, a quiet Tuesday evening. We chose three courses from the menu but could have had a special of one course and a drink for £10. The food was hot, delicious and nicely presented. The… Read more “Christine T (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

Bill B (TripAdvisor), February 2020

We visited The Bustard for their Valentines Day evening and the food, the entertainment and the service were all excellent, we will definitely be visiting again soon!

Claire C (TripAdvisor), February 2020

Absolutely great evening very friendly The food was first class our waitress Amber was excellent great service the music was very professional and tasteful – can’t say enough, will definitely be returning.

jubar69 (TripAdvisor), February 2020

A real touch of class, with some of the most amazing food in the local area. Attention to detail, outstanding customer service, the most beautiful setting and a relaxed atmosphere mean that The Bustard Inn simply oozes quality. It is head and shoulders ahead of the competition, and is our guilty pleasure…

lizinlincs (TripAdvisor), February 2020

Having enjoyed a lunch there some time ago, I decided to introduce a friend to The Bustard, as she had not been before, and it was her birthday. Well, it was a lovely evening, the owner was friendly and the waitress was efficient, and the dining room itself is magnificent. The food… Read more “lizinlincs (TripAdvisor), February 2020”

Ian T (TripAdvisor), January 2020

Excellent birthday dinner We went on 21st December as a pre birthday treat. It was excellent. Service, drinks and quality of the food was very high indeed. My ribeye steak was excellent Would wholeheartedly recommend The Bustard

Beverley, January 2020

Lovely village pub with a lovely Sunday lunch menu.

DJWLincolnshire (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Sunday Lunch Returned to The Bustard today after many years away, all I can say is not only was the food excellent (had roast beef, and was asked how I wanted it, pink or well done, that is a rarity nowadays) but the service from the staff was excellent, thank you… Read more “DJWLincolnshire (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

OWEN T (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Stunning venue What a stunning place to have Sunday lunch. Food was excellent and beautifully served by friendly and helpful staff. Beef par excellance!

B7600TEsamg (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Christmas dinner at The Bustard Inn. On Christmas Day the family and I, decided to go out for our first ever Christmas dinner and I can honestly say it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, each portion size was perfect so by the end of the meal you were full.… Read more “B7600TEsamg (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

alexanderjross7 (TripAdvisor), December 2019

High Quality Food and Drink here ! I always love eating at The Bustard Inn when in the area. We travel about 40mins to eat and drink here as the quality of the food, the ambience and the service are always very high. The food is locally sourced and of a… Read more “alexanderjross7 (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

Owen Tate-Wyeth, December 2019

Excellent food and service. Would recommend this eatery to anyone. Made welcome, nothing too much trouble. Love the food.

Alexander Ross, December 2019

I always love eating at The Bustard Inn when in the area. We travel about 40mins to eat and drink here as the quality of the food, the ambience and the service are always very high. The food is locally sourced and high quality. Certainly in this area this place stands out from the crowd.

Rachel Hide, December 2019

Once again another superb meal and attentive service. Thank you to all the team. Would thoroughly recommend.

Kate, December 2019

Excellent jazz band, fabulous atmosphere, very enjoyable!

Rosina MacFarlane, December 2019

From start to finish it was welcoming. Can’t praise the food and service highly enough. Absolutely excellent. Thank you.

Lee Cozens, December 2019

Impeccable service and the food was outstanding, a must visit if you’re in the area. We had the Camembert starter and pork for mains. The pork was out of this world and super delicious. For the dessert I highly recommend you try the ‘Queen of puddings’ you will not regret it. Overall 10/10 experience!

Jacbean1964 (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Excellent Christmas Dinner Last Year we had a fabulous works Christmas party meal
Which was enjoyed by all my colleagues.
So I decided to return with and my husband yesterday for Christmas Day Lunch.
We booked the second seating and on arrival we were greeted by a lovely… Read more “Jacbean1964 (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

Rosina, December 2019

From start to finish it was welcoming. Can’t praise the food and service highly enough. Absolutely excellent. Thank you.

wribax (TripAdvisor), December 2019

Absolutely superb! We were celebrating my hubbies 40th so they made it special, arranging tables etc and it was so easy with the children, ages 6 – 69. The food was superb nobody could fault any of the meals, from fillet steak all perfectly cooked, to chicken, fish and pork options all fantastic! Would highly… Read more “wribax (TripAdvisor), December 2019”

Paul, December 2019

Great food, in a excellent venue, with great personal service!

Niki, November 2019

Excellent from start to finish – food was fabulous

William, November 2019

Very satisfied, food was fabulous well cooked and lovely presented. Server from the staff was exceptional and would 100% go back again in the future

Jackie M (TripAdvisor), November 2019

I would highly recommend – we were overnight in Sleaford on our way to the coast and were delighted with the food and helpful staff at The Bustard Inn

PaulaF1429 (TripAdvisor), November 2019

From walking in and being greeted by a really welcoming friendly landlady Lesley to being presented with a beautifully cooked and presented lunch and then having just the right amount of attention during our afternoon of catching up from the whole team made it a perfect afternoon. I feel I have discovered a jewel in… Read more “PaulaF1429 (TripAdvisor), November 2019”

vanRacer (TripAdvisor), November 2019

The bar was very busy and there was a good atmosphere! We had a drink and the staff were very happy to take our order at the bar or table as we wished. Even though we ate in the bar the table was laid with proper cloth napkins….a nice change from the paper ones.
Read more “vanRacer (TripAdvisor), November 2019”

Paul, November 2019

Can’t fault it. Best restaurant around.

Lauryn, November 2019

The food was amazing. Myself and my partner have both said we will be returning and bringing family with us so they can try the food. We haven’t tasted food like it. All fresh and the place was amazing. Lovely atmosphere. We only live down the road and we haven’t seen or heard of this… Read more “Lauryn, November 2019”

Mike, November 2019

The wife and I go to The Bustard Inn on special occasions our most enjoyed restaurant polite staff, nice service and excellent food!

Geoff, November 2019

Great food, fantastic service, lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Michele, November 2019

Had a lovely lunch the day before our daughter’s wedding there, both the lunch and the wedding were superb. A big shout out to Lesley & her team for their work.

Katharine, October 2019

Our group of 7 enjoyed a fabulous Sunday roast, it was absolutely delicious. The service and speed of food arrival were also excellent.

Barbara, October 2019

Everyone was very friendly and helpful, the food absolutely delicious, well presented, and hot. The venue was delightful and very clean (including the toilets, an area often forgotten but very important). Thank you to everyone for making the experience a very good one, I am sure we will be back even though we live out… Read more “Barbara, October 2019”

Rachael, October 2019

A really enjoyable dining experience. The food was absolutely delicious, service was great. Will most definitely be back. Thank you to all staff.

Peter Morgan, September 2019

The Bustard Inn is a gem. Great staff and fabulous food.

Frances, September 2019

A hidden gem!

Paul G (TripAdvisor), September 2019

Great food, great portions, great welcome We visited here on the off chance whilst driving in the area on holiday. It was a very lucky find. The waitress welcomed us warmly and made sure we had all we needed. The food tastes good and came in generous portions – it was a bit of a… Read more “Paul G (TripAdvisor), September 2019”

Tom, September 2019

I have driven past The Bustard Inn for many years and never quite been able to visit. First impressions were great, and I was amazed to see how big the restaurant was. The staff were very polite and helpful, the food was AMAZING (one of the best steaks I have ever had. Totally worth it).… Read more “Tom, September 2019”

Duncan, September 2019

Excellent and really delicious food. Staff lovely and service excellent. Carry on doing what you are doing. I would highly recommend The Bustard. 😊😊

Lisa Kirby, September 2019

We’ve eaten here six times over the past four years and always have a great meal. I think this was my favourite so far, rib-eye steak followed by lemon meringue pie. Delicious food and great service.

Keri J (TripAdvisor), September 2019

Lovely food and staff. Had a gorgeous meal and the staff are so friendly and helpful just added to the lovely evening. Wish it was more Local to me – I would become a regular visitor.

Steven Buss, September 2019

Clean, good food, staff very helpful, didn’t take long for the food to come. It all tasted fab. Well presented. I normally take photos of the food but it looked so good I just had to eat it. Toilets were very clean.

Sharon Watson, September 2019

Food was amazing and the staff excellent. Highly recommend.

James Fenwick-Smith, September 2019

Excellent food and good local ale.

Chris Mousley, September 2019

Excellent food. Friendly staff. Would book again

Helen Atkinson, September 2019

Highly recommend. Food tasty and service faultless. High standard for pub food, although perhaps a little pricey but worth it for the quality. There is a light lunch option, which we had – smaller portions at a lower price which means that you can sample more than one dish when you don’t want a big… Read more “Helen Atkinson, September 2019”

Karen, August 2019

Fantastic food. Lovely, clean interior. Friendly & helpful staff.

Gayner, August 2019

Lovely atmosphere, friendly and welcoming as always 😊 Amazing food – our favourite place to go locally, always top quality

Gerry, August 2019

Each experience has been impressive

Carol, August 2019

Lovely evening with my family. Nice place to visit if you want something a bit special. Good choice of ale and wine.

Chrismar50 (TripAdvisor), August 2019

Birthday Sunday lunch I have driven past The Bustard Inn hundreds of time but never visited. I was celebrating my birthday with family and had Sunday lunch. WOW. What a surprise. From the outside the building looks dark. It was a total surprise. The dining room is lovely and light. Beautiful… Read more “Chrismar50 (TripAdvisor), August 2019”

Paula, August 2019

Had another fantastic meal. Service extremely friendly and very welcoming. The Chef was very accommodating with different food options as there was one vegetarian in our party. I requested if possible to have a square table of 8 rather than in a long line. Which made the icing on the cake as we were all… Read more “Paula, August 2019”

Paul, August 2019

As always a great meal/experience …this time my wife’s birthday lunch on a Sunday. Friendly, professional service. Excellent meal, great choice even for a Sunday lunchtime.

ClanGunn (TripAdvisor), August 2019

Went to the Bustard with a couple of friends for a midweek lunch. I had never eaten there before but my guess is that I shall eat there again. I chose the fish n’ chips and everything on the plate was absolutely delicious, including the minted mushy peas (and I don’t like mint ! –… Read more “ClanGunn (TripAdvisor), August 2019”

Kim Wright, August 2019

Great, no, FANTASTIC meal, lovely staff

Carl Winwood, August 2019

Real ale and some pub grub. Pure delight.

Peter, June 2019

Outstanding food, atmosphere and service. We always enjoy our visits. Nice to see some new items on the menu as well as old favourites. We will be back!

Sara, June 2019

Superb food, excellent service and a lovely setting. We will be back soon!

Andy, June 2019

Really lovely place to eat and drink. Well worth a visit. A little more expensive than the norm, however it was well worth the extra expense.

Janet, June 2019

We loved our lunch and the staff were so sweet and friendly. Planning on making another visit.

Mary, June 2019

The vegetarian dish was delicious

Kevin, June 2019

Great food as always

Suzanne, June 2019

Excellent service and fabulous food. Thank you – we will be definitely revisiting

Alan, June 2019

Very welcoming. Excellent service. Our lunch was extremely tasty, very well-presented and more than enough, leaving no room to sample the delicious sounding puddings. Perhaps we will next time, as we will certainly be back. Thank you.

Karl Bostock, June 2019

Great place to grab some lunch. I always find the staff really friendly. Food was excellent and priced accordingly. Enjoy!

Bryan, June 2019

As always the quality of the food was excellent. I enjoyed the pink roast beef and my daughter was “blown away” by the Mushroom Gnocchi. Bar staff, waitresses couldn’t be more helpful. Lovely place.

Colin, June 2019

Service very good, staff efficient and friendly. Meal excellent, pud to die for. Must be best in area.

Amy, June 2019

Love coming here, weather was lovely so sat outside for a family meal. Service was just as quick and attentive as inside.

Les B (TripAdvisor), June 2019

Our group of 25 had lunch last Thursday. The food from the gnocchi to the fish and chips to the sticky toffee pudding were outstanding. The staff were welcoming, friendly, efficient and professional. We visited many places in Lincolnshire that day but for many the highlight was lunch at The Bustard Inn.

jodvine11 (TripAdvisor), July 2019

Me and my partner won a competition on social media for a 3 course meal and from the minute we arrived we received incredible service. Staff and Lesley herself were so polite and the food was amazing. The atmosphere was great and although we didn’t have to pay for our meal the prices were spot… Read more “jodvine11 (TripAdvisor), July 2019”

philp580 (TripAdvisor), July 2019

Booked online at 10am, lovely welcome as usual food excellent, service first class , plenty of menu choice. Would recommend to everyone. Thank you.

Jason Parr, July 2019

First time to the Bustard Inn – and won’t be the last, the service was great, quality of food fantastic (though a little expensive). No GF option but the chef did effortlessly cater for this and changed a dish to accommodate, very much appreciated. Highly recommended.

Michelle, July 2019

Wonderful meal for our 10th wedding anniversary. Wine was lovely, the food was simply outstanding every dish we ordered was faultless, the service was fabulous. Can’t find any faults at all. Highly recommend. Thank you all for such a wonderful evening.

Helen, July 2019

Wonderful evening, service was fabulous even with a number of guests in dining, meals were luscious as always. See you in 2020!!!

Ruth Hodge, July 2019

We had a super anniversary meal on Tuesday the 23rd. The atmosphere is lovely and the food excellent quality and a great price. My husband commented it was the best steak he has had in a very long time. We will be back soon.

Stanley Wisdom, July 2019

Amazing service, lovely food – would highly recommended!

Rob King, July 2019

Great food, great staff, thank you – we will be back


Lincolnshire Restaurant of the Year

Voted for by our customers, and readers of Lincolnshire Pride, we were thrilled that our team received this auspicious accolade - we continue to strive every day to maintain this gold standard.

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The Bustard Inn has been beautifully restored to highlight the stone walls and original timbers. The decor is light and fresh reflecting the colours in the stone with tapestries and bespoke wall art, tapestry chairs, hand-made solid wood tables and doors, wrought iron work, porcelain tiled floors, subtle lighting and underfloor heating throughout; this creates an elegant but informal and relaxing environment.


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